LANSING, Mich. — Nine men were taken into custody today after several Camaros were stolen from the General Motors Grand River Assembly plant in Lansing.
“At approximately 12:17 a.m. this morning, troopers in from the Lansing post overheard information over a dispatch channel of some vehicles that were stolen,” said Lt. Brian Oleksyk, the first district public information officer of the Michigan State Police. “Troopers from the Lansing post and Brighton post, as well as some other law enforcement agencies, flooded I-96.”
Police were able to stop the fleeing vehicles and arrested the suspects. No one was injured.
Five of the stolen brand new vehicles were recovered with an estimated value of $375,000.
“With that, we recovered five of these stolen cars, which are all Chevy Camaros,” Oleksyk said. “Nine people ended up being arrested.”
According to Oleksyk, they are all men between the ages 20 and 24.
They are being held in the Lansing city jail on charges that include fleeing and eluding, receiving and concealing a stolen vehicle and conspiracy to commit an illegal act. Eight of the nine suspects were from the Detroit area, while one was from Saginaw.
At this time, Fox 47 does not have any information as to whether other cars are still missing.
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